Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved.
Presenting the report card of her ministry before the media External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that the first three months of the new government were very difficult but nonetheless they worked hard.
The new Indian government is likely to ask Sri Lanka to issue commercial licences to its fishermen to operate around the northern Kachchativu islet, a media report said today ahead of External Affairs Minister G L Peiris` visit to New Delhi.
Families in Haryana have so far informed the state government about 156 people who are stranded in Iraq, even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday assured Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda that all of them and others stuck in the Gulf nation were safe.
Making it clear that India and Pakistan are not at a stage where they can resume dialogue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said recent incidents on the LoC are "upsetting" and are not conducive to the normalisation of ties.